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The European Commission reaches gender parity, but individual European countries lag behind

Posted on Blog by on November 01, 2019

Gender parity in the new European Commission is a huge success, as is the number of countries reaching parity for their MEPs; but, for true gender equality to exist, women must have equal access and roles in all levels of government including municipal, national and supranational.


Where are women in the Brexit debates?

Posted on Blog by on October 30, 2019

Despite the changes in public opinion, women’s role in Brexit and the focus on Brexit’s impact on women, has remained stagnant.


Māori women fought alongside non-indigenous women for suffrage, but are they fairly represented in New Zealand’s House of Representatives?

Posted on Blog by on October 29, 2019

New Zealand’s actions for gender and Indigenous inclusion are working, it is now just a matter of ensuring Indigenous women have the same voice as their male and non-Indigenous counterparts. 


Gender Quotas for the Underrepresented? A Gender Parity Case Study: Brazil

Posted on Blog by on October 28, 2019

To achieve progress in women’s representation in many countries, including Brazil, a change in systems which enable and support the disenfranchisement of women and minorities is needed.


The History of Indigenous Women's Leadership

Posted on Blog by on October 23, 2019

“My young men are to lay aside their weapons; they are to take up the work of women; they will plow the field and raise the crops; for them I see a future, but my women, they to whom we owe everything, what is there for them to do? I see nothing! You are a woman; have pity on my women when everything is taken from them.”


Key Takeaways from the Canadian Election:

Posted on Blog by on October 23, 2019

The Impact of Haudenosaunee Culture on the Early Suffragettes

Posted on Blog by on October 22, 2019

In a speech to the International Council of Women in 1888, suffragette and anthropologist, Alice Fletcher said “I crave for my Indian sisters, your help, your patience, and your unfailing labors, to hasten the day when the laws of the land shall know neither male nor female, but grant to all equal rights and equal justice.” In the 131 years following Alice Fletcher’s speech, women in general have gained a great many rights, but the Haudenosaunee women have lost many of theirs, and there remains an upward battle for equal justice.